Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said if the president wants to move to the political center, they will meet him halfway. paul ryan will resume his role as budget committee chairman. live in the newsroom, keith russell, news4. >>> the morning headlines out in front of the museum today declared an obama victory. two simple words for the "washington post" and others, obama wins. "the denver post" took a rallying cry from the campaign stops, fired up. the headline for the detroit free press, four more years, and a more sobering take from the hartford current, work to do. >>> the markets took a post-election day tumble tonight. the dow was down more than 300 points. it fell below the 13,000 mark for the first time since september. the nasdaq and s&p also suffering big losses. the sell-off was triggered by worries over the looming fiscal cliff here at home. also concerns about europe's struggling economy. >>> virginia's new senator-elect tim kaine said he's ready to hit the ground running w
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
with the job of trying to keep america out of a new recession. republicans and democrats have seven weeks to avoid the fiscal cliff. about 600 billion in tax increases in spending cuts is set to go into if he can on january 1st. leaders of both parties are standing firm so far. president obama wants to preserve tax cuts for the middle class. house speaker john boehner says higher tax cuts on the wealthy will slow job growth. experts say compromise may not be reached until the final hours of this year. >>> plans are in the works to prepare pennsylvania avenue for the inauguration. this morning the d.c. department of transportation announced repaving will begin tonight and last ten days. that project will take place during the overnight hour. then affect pennsylvania avenue between third and 14th streets. it will cost about $2 million. the inaugural parade will be held on january 21st. >>> it felt like january out there this morning. the temperatures dipping enough to create some sleet. >> kind of wild for a time. doug kammerer is in the weather center with more on what we can expect next.
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
.c., is the fastest growing city in america today, and why we're not detroit. >> reporter: reporters asked gray whose 2010 election campaign has been under federal investigation for more than a year whether he would be around to see the development and run for reelection in 2014. >> whether i'm here or not, i think we are -- we have carved out a direction. we have made it clear that we want to be eight wards, not anything less. >> d.c. also has a bad reputation for being too bureaucratic, too business unfriendly. the mayor said he will change that, too. >> thanks, tom. >>> there's a new push under way across our area to encourage drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists to share the road safely. the street smart program is urging everyone to pay attention to the street signs, the traffic laws. approach those intersections with caution. don't blow through them. the street smart campaign began 2002. it's now an annual event. officials say with less daylight out there, there is increased risk for accidents. >> everybody needs to do their part because we need the government to support having sound infrastructure
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
-time voter. >> i think he's right for america. he knows the best. he knows the middle class. that's important. >> like the way what he said, it feels authentic. it feels real. >> reporter: biden repeatedly said virginia will help determine the election, a point he drove home with a final plea. >> we need you, virginia. with your help, we will win virginia. we win virginia, we win this election! >> and as soon as that rally wrapped up in sterling, another crowd was already coming together to see the vice president. he will be in richmond tonight with singer john mellencamp with his opening act. >>> don't miss a special one-hour edition of "nightly news" with brian williams at 7:00. and at 11:00, we'll have an election special starting at 11:35 on this eve of the election. >>> snow, rain and strong winds are in the forecast for parts of the northeast. still trying to recover from hurricane sandy. officials are watching a coastal storm that could hit on wednesday. and that could create problems for more than 1 million people, still without power tonight. government leaders are trying to figure o